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California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1528

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Oct 22

    The Civil Rights Act – looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow When we look back, few of us would want to be associated with opposition to our country’s efforts to end discrimination.  Yet, today, as we did then, we all too quickly close our eyes to the mistreatment of others,…
  • Oct 10

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control
    By Craig Byrnes I’m a trial lawyer.  When people find out what I do for a living, I usually get an earful. Too many lawsuits, they say. The verdicts are too high, they tell me. The first thing I learned about being a good lawyer is…
  • Oct 7

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow The Civil Rights Act of 1964 guaranteed equal treatment in the workplace, in public facilities, and in public accommodations, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sex.  Equality was not the norm in 1964. …
Rank this Week: 1292

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Oct 21

    Startling Benefit To Incorporating Your Busine

    Startling Benefit To Incorporating Your Busine
    Incorporate to protect yourself from the debts of your  business, shriek the ads. That’s the theory of incorporation:  create a separate legal entity in the form of the corporation. Let that entity incur debt and expose itself…
  • Oct 20

    Sign Your Corporation’s Name So You Aren’t On The Hook

    Sign Your Corporation’s Name So You Aren’t On The Hook
    John Hancock knew how to sign his name- so large that King George could read it without his glasses. But most small business folks who do business as a corporation are clueless when it comes to signing contracts on behalf of their…
  • Oct 17

    Get Out From Under Student Loans In Half The Time

    Get Out From Under Student Loans In Half The Time
    Work full time for a governmental agency or non-profit, and you can discharge your federal student loans after 10 years of payments. Regardless of the balance. Tax free. And regardless of the job you hold in a qualifying employer. Rich man,…
Rank this Week: 1262

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?
    This post about successor liability is prompted by a question that I answered recently on Quora. (See Can I dissolve my corporation and transfer its website to my personal ownership?) The following is oriented somewhat toward California law,…
  • Oct 16

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract
    This post discusses and explains the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For decades, courts have held that this covenant is implied in every California contract. Purpose of Good Faith and Fair Dealing In 1942, the California Supreme…
  • Oct 9

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit
    At the beginning of this year, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) took effect. (See RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014.) This post discusses how under RULLCA operating agreements for LLCs have…
Rank this Week: 1339

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento
    Bicycle accident lawyers in Sacramento will watch the development of an accident claim that focuses on code governing pedestrian safety in Sacramento. Bicycle accidents have become increasingly common as residents choose bikes over cars for…
  • Oct 21

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento
    Dog bite lawyers at Sette Law pay close attention to legal cases involving death or injuries. Unfortunately, it’s the most spectacular and deadly incidents that grab headlines. But our Sacramento dog bite attorneys are keenly aware of…
  • Sep 30

    Sacramento Injury Lawyers follow GM’s Continuing Recall Saga

    Sacramento Injury Lawyers follow GM’s Continuing Recall Saga
    At Sette Law, our Sacramento car accident lawyers watch in amazement as GM recalls continue to mount and some responsibility is shared with federal regulators. A spotlight now falls upon the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
Rank this Week: 1239

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality
    Gender neutral language has not always been present in the California Family Code. For instance, the current California Family Code Section 4323(a)(1) reads as follows: "Except as otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, there is a…
  • Oct 20

    Divorce for Men

    Divorce for Men
    One of the popular marketing strategies for family law firms throughout San Diego County is promoting "divorce for men". From billboards to newspaper ads and firm websites, many law firms advertise a focus on "husbands and fathers" and…
  • Oct 14

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego
    San Diego is known for its large population of military members and their families. In the San Diego County there are 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. We at the Law Offices of Nancy…
Rank this Week: 1397

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement
    The requirements of California real estate law change regularly. That is one of the many reasons it is important to consult with a licensed an experienced real estate attorney before entering into any sort of commercial real estate…
  • Oct 10

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure
    There has been an important development in California commercial real estate law. California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 requires owners and operators of certain non-residential buildings to disclose building energy performance…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole
    A new law important to certain foreign LLCs went into effect in California on September 15, 2014. According to the Imperial Valley News, Governor Brown signed the law that day, and it includes a clause that indicates that the law takes effect…
Rank this Week: 1427

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 1332

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
Rank this Week: 1143

the Ninth

the Ninth

Tracks the trends of the country's biggest and busiest court of appeals, the Ninth Circuit. By McGuire Coats LLP.

http://www.theninthcircuit.com/
Rank this Week: 1300

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Second Offense Los Angeles DUI?

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Second Offense Los Angeles DUI?
    A person who has been stopped on the suspicion of driving under the influence will be charged under California Vehicle Code §23152. If a person has been convicted of a DUI within ten years, the previous DUI will be considered when…
  • Sep 30

    How Does it Impact my Los Angeles DUI Case if I have Minors in my Vehicle?

    How Does it Impact my Los Angeles DUI Case if I have Minors in my Vehicle?
    If you are stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, you may potentially be facing a DUI conviction. There are certain elements that must be proven by Prosecutors beyond a reasonable doubt before a person can be convicted. They…
  • Sep 23

    Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI

    Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI
    DUI’s are common charges that people all over Southern California face. It is a growing concern, and not all drivers are stopped lawfully, or legitimately. Torrance, being an active, and lively area, there is a consistent concern for…
Rank this Week: 1504

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 6

    New Addre

    New Addre
    My new address is 300 E. State Street, Suite 517 Redlands CA 92373-5235
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
Rank this Week: 1514

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 1131

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 2

    Air Force Hides the Ball on Andreini Crash Response

    Air Force Hides the Ball on Andreini Crash Response
    Hall of Fame Aerobatic pilot Eddie Andreini died during the "Thunder Over Solano" air show at Travis Air Force Base in May.  There was a mishap during his routine, and his Stearman biplane slid to a stop on the runway. Eddie wasn't hurt,…
  • Sep 16

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice
    Families of those involved in five different general aviation crashes and their lawyer are suing the NTSB, charging it with obstruction of justice.  The suit claims that the NTSB withheld information concerning each of the crashes from…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
Rank this Week: 1209

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 1412

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 1532

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
Rank this Week: 1483

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1234

Reasonable Expectation

Reasonable Expectation

Focuses on privacy and data security. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.reasonableexpectation.com
  • Jun 30

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?
    #150654797 / gettyimages.com Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged? Originally Published on the InfoLaw Group Blog: Over the past year, the number of data breaches has skyrocketed and, as a result, companies are facing increased risk of…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
    Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted a proposed safe harbor program to the Federal Trade Commission under the the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Under 16 C.F.R. 312.11, COPPA safe…
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
Rank this Week: 1326

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • May 9

    Bike Safety

    Bike Safety
    Some tragic bicycling accidents in California this summer have highlighted the need for bicyclists and motorists to exercise extra caution when sharing the road. Last month, a sailor riding a bicycle on Camp Pendleton was struck by a car…
  • Apr 18

    10 things not to do when you are driving

    10 things not to do when you are driving
    While driving around over the last few days, I have seen some really bad driving. This has been especially troubling with some of the recent cases that I have had in my office, including seeing a fatality. People need to...
  • Apr 11

    Why you need med pay coverage - now

    Why you need med pay coverage - now
    You have choices when it comes to med pay. Wait, what is med pay? Med pay is the short hand for medical payments coverage. This is the coverage that pays YOUR medical bills incurred as a result of a car...
Rank this Week: 1199

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 1296

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014
    We just published the latest Morton Memo with articles about the enforceability of confidentiality agreements and small firms vs. big firms.
  • Jan 26

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend
    Our latest newsletter.  Articles by Mike Ritter, on cell phone tower lease trends, and Anna Burnett, on trademarks.  http://www.ericmortonlaw.com/mm_jan2014.html
  • Sep 15

    Employee Theft is Rampant

    Employee Theft is Rampant
    Employee theft has become a rampant problem.  Several our of clients have had employees steal customer lists, designs, website content, and other intellectual property.  Other clients have been embezzled. Thieving employees have…
Rank this Week: 1226

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 1236

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • Feb 15

    "Low T" Drugs Lead to Heart Attacks and Stroke

    "Low T" Drugs Lead to Heart Attacks and Stroke
    More than 5 million testosterone-based prescriptions are written each year for “Low T,” or low testosterone. Prescriptions have tripled since 2001.   But It’s now coming to light that these drugs lead to heart…
  • Oct 11

    Law Now Requires Motorists to Give Bicyclists 3 Foot Buffer

    Law Now Requires Motorists to Give Bicyclists 3 Foot Buffer
    Last month Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 1371. The new law requires motorists to leave a three foot buffer when passing a cyclist traveling in the same direction. The motorist may not cross a double yellow line; if there…
  • Sep 12

    PG&E Agrees to Pay

    PG&E Agrees to Pay
    At 2:00 p.m. today, the lawyers will report to Judge Dylina that PG&E has agreed to settle all but two of the lawsuits brought against it by the victims of the PG&E explosion.  PG&E agreed to settle with 286 of its victims on…
Rank this Week: 1203

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
  • Nov 4

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 1418

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
  • Dec 18

    Legal Analysis: Trademark issues proliferate in the Internet age

    Legal Analysis: Trademark issues proliferate in the Internet age
    Published in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News December 17, 2013Reprinted with permission by Steven W. HansenThere has been quite a bit of ink used recently discussing trademarks and their enforcement and the folks at BRAIN wanted me to…
  • Apr 22

    Bisphenol A (BPA) Delisted on Proposition 65 banned chemical list in California

    Bisphenol A (BPA) Delisted on Proposition 65 banned chemical list in California
    The info below is taken from a press release from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) which is the California government agency which governs the so called "Proposition 65" list of banned chemicals. Again this…
Rank this Week: 1228

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
Rank this Week: 1309

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
Rank this Week: 1278

Products Liability and Injury…

Products Liability and Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Defective Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices, Products Liability, and Medical Malpractice. By Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

http://www.productsliabilityinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 17

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?
    Car accidents are the number-one cause of death for U.S. children ages one to 12, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can help protect your kids in case of a crash by making sure they’re using…
  • Jun 6

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES
    Rodriguez v. Oto, (Sixth District, January 15, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1020, 151 Cal.Rptr.3d 667, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 602, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 636 A man who was injured in a collision with a rented automobile retained an attorney the…
  • May 30

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS
    Yun Hee So v. Sook Ja Shin, HP, (Second District, January 3, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 652, 151 Cal.Rptr. 34d 257, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 168, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 153 A woman who awoke while under anesthesia during a D & C procedure…
Rank this Week: 1426

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 28

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act
    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act: California’s solar access laws appear in the state’s Civil, Government, Health and SaJim W…
  • Dec 24

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA
    Untitled, a photo by TulipFleurs on Flickr.Oakland, CA Happy Holidays from Real Estate Mediation Services.http://www.RealEstateMediation.orghttp://www.RealEstateMediation.org
  • Nov 19

    Arbitrator Training Jim Hildreth

    Arbitrator Training Jim Hildreth
    Arbitrator Training, a photo by JimHildreth on Flickr.Completion of Arbitration Training at The San Francisco Bar Association November 201
Rank this Week: 1533

Internet Lawyer Blog

Internet Lawyer Blog

Covers business, internet, and cyberspace law. By the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh.

http://www.internetlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California's Homeowner Bill of Right

    California's Homeowner Bill of Right
    In January 2013, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights will take effect, providing unparalleled protection for homeowners across the state. This Bill, which is the first of its kind, will reform the foreclosure process and provide unique…
  • Nov 11

    Privacy Concerns in the Changing Face of the Internet and Technology

    Privacy Concerns in the Changing Face of the Internet and Technology
    The technological advancements and the ever-expansive world of cyberspace are in a perpetual state of conflict with individual privacy concerns. For example, a recent research project by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrates…
  • Nov 5

    Antitrust Accusations Building Against Google

    Antitrust Accusations Building Against Google
    The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") may be preparing to file an antitrust suit against Google for abusing its dominance as an Internet search engine to stifle competition from other search engines and arbitrarily increase advertisement…
Rank this Week: 1318

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 1530

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1467

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 1134

California Lemon Law News

California Lemon Law News

Coveres issues related to lemon vehicles in California. By Barnes & Farrell.

http://www.lemonlaw-attorneys.com
Rank this Week: 1313

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1185

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Oct 24

    Your White Paper Wait Is Over

    Your White Paper Wait Is Over
    The new 2015 employment laws white paper is here! CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant pieces of legislation that Governor Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their effects on California…
  • Oct 24

    CalChamber Capitol Report: Fact Sheet Explains New Liability for Certain Employers​

    CalChamber Capitol Report: Fact Sheet Explains New Liability for Certain Employers​
    The California Chamber of Commerce released a fact sheet on a sweeping new law that will impose liability on employers who contract for labor and services. The recently signed bill, AB 1897 (Hernández; D-West Covina; Chapter…
  • Oct 22

    Training Questions: AB 2053 and “Abusive Conduct”

    Training Questions: AB 2053 and “Abusive Conduct”
    As we previously reported, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed AB 2053, which requires employers subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement for supervisors to now include a component on preventing “abusive…
Rank this Week: 1699

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    International Estate Planning: The Importance of a Temporary Guardian

    International Estate Planning: The Importance of a Temporary Guardian
    You may have spent considerable amounts of time choosing a guardian for your minor children in case something happens to you and your spouse – but have you taken the time to choose a temporary guardian as well as a permanent one?…
  • Oct 23

    Nominating Non-Resident Guardians for Your Children in California

    Nominating Non-Resident Guardians for Your Children in California
    In the event that you and your spouse could no longer take care of your minor children, who is best suited to do the job? For many first-generation families living in the United States, the best guardian for their children still lives abroad:…
  • Oct 22

    California Guardianship: Choose an Alternate Guardian for Your Kids!

    California Guardianship: Choose an Alternate Guardian for Your Kids!
    You’ve nominated the perfect guardian for your kids: your caring, secure, and stable parents, who love and know your kids well. But what happens if something goes wrong during the guardianship process? What if, for one reason or…
Rank this Week: 2413

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015
    Nowadays almost everybody files their Federal Tax Returns electronically.  The IRS has encouraged e-filing for many years now.  It’s a win-win because the IRS can process electronic returns very rapidly and the filer is happy…
  • Oct 17

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy
    I know I’ve said some harsh (maybe even disparaging) comments about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in the past.  My comments have usually been related to the “quasi independent” nature of this service and how they…
  • Oct 15

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently audited the IRS’ compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.  The Plain Writing Act is not what you think.  It doesn’t restrict descriptive…
Rank this Week: 2106

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    DWR to Host Informational Webinar Sessions for Incorporating Flood Risk into Local General Plan

    DWR to Host Informational Webinar Sessions for Incorporating Flood Risk into Local General Plan
    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host two informational webinar sessions on the recently released Guidance on General Plan Amendments for Addressing Flood Risk (September 2014). The Guidance document was…
  • Oct 14

    When It Comes To CEQA, It's Good To Be The King er, I Mean The Governor

    When It Comes To CEQA, It's Good To Be The King er, I Mean The Governor
    By William W. Abbott Picayune Rancheria v. Brown (September 24, 2014, C074506) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Practitioners are familiar with the incredible breadth in the applicability of CEQA to numerous governmental agency actions. Agencies have…
  • Oct 10

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Join Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, in a new class which discusses recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
Rank this Week: 1733

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Oct 23

    Managing the Two P’s: Profanity and Politics in the Workplace

    Managing the Two P’s: Profanity and Politics in the Workplace
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Nick Geannacopulos and Emily Barker You have likely noticed that business interactions and the way people communicate professionally have declined in formality over recent years.  The “Friday…
  • Oct 8

    When Do Employers Get a Break From Meal Period Rules?

    When Do Employers Get a Break From Meal Period Rules?
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Colleen M. Regan Over the past decade, plaintiffs have filed hundreds of class actions alleging that California employers have failed to “provide” meal breaks.  The California Supreme court…
  • Oct 1

    CA Legislature and Governor Pass More Employment Laws: End of 2014 Session Summary

    CA Legislature and Governor Pass More Employment Laws: End of 2014 Session Summary
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Kristina Launey, Dana Howells, and Christina Jackson The California Legislature adjourned in the wee hours of the morning on August 30, in advance of the official August 31 close of the 2013-14 Legislative…
Rank this Week: 1617

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1680

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2341

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court Orders DOT to Respond to Sierra Club’s Unsafe Tank Car Lawsuit

    Federal Court Orders DOT to Respond to Sierra Club’s Unsafe Tank Car Lawsuit
    A Federal Court has ordered the Department of Transportation (DOT) to respond to a lawsuit filed by three environmental organizations—Earthjustice, Sierra Club and ForestEthics—in which the parties asked the court to order DOT to…
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
Rank this Week: 2258

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse is much too common across the country, and nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in California have proven particularly prominent offenders of nursing home abuse and neglect.  What do we need to prevent elder abuse in…
  • Oct 15

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner
    Changes are on the way for nursing homes and California assisted living facilities.  In the midst of shifts to the law, victims of nursing home abuse are filing a class action lawsuit against the owner of 57 skilled nursing facilities in…
  • Oct 8

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie
    New Bill Raises Penalties for Elder Abuse and Neglect Is the state of California taking seriously the problems with nursing home abuse and elder neglect at assisted-living facilities?  According to a recent article in UT San Diego,…
Rank this Week: 1735